The appeal against the High Court's ruling in the closely watched Scrabble trade mark dispute between Mattel and Zynga was decided recently. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at what the decision means for brand owners and sets out the ways in which a trade mark can be infringed.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 April 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court judgment that three claimants resident in England can bring claims in England against Google for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act, a ruling which may have serious consequences for online advertisers and search engines.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
One of the central functions of a contract is to be able to enforce its obligations. Within the EU, under the new Recast Brussels Regulation, it is now easier, quicker and cheaper to enforce EU judgments within England and Wales. This Shoosmiths article looks at the key changes introduced.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 April 2015 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
On 9 March, significant increases in the cost of issuing proceedings for money claims in the civil courts came into force. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the key implications of this development and sets out the important points to consider when issuing a claim.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 April 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
Employers can find it difficult to deal with employees' use of social media, and such challenges are only likely to get harder to tackle. In this briefing, Shoosmith looks at the lessons to be learned from recent cases in which employees have been dismissed for social media-related conduct.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
A recent employment tribunal decision has highlighted how important it is for employers to include the use of e-cigarettes in their smoking policy. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out some recommended actions for employers to deal with the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Many employers use 'trigger points' in their absence management policies whereby a certain level of absence results in a warning or some other sanction - but a recent decision demonstrates that linking bonuses to attendance may fall foul of disability discrimination law, as Shoosmiths explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 March 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has released a provisional timetable for implementing key corporate changes to be introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the key dates to look forward to.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 March 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
As of Monday 9 March, new court fees will be payable for claims to recover a sum of money. The changes are significant - in this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the details of the new fees and discusses the likely next steps.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 March 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
The long-awaited judgment on remedies in the case of IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd and another v Dalgleish and others has now been handed down. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the important lessons that employers wishing to make changes to their pension schemes can take from this case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 March 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation
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